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Accessing Government Open Data Through Chatbots

  • Simone Porreca
  • Francesco Leotta
  • Massimo Mecella
  • Stavros Vassos
  • Tiziana Catarci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10544)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose to employ chatbots as an interface for open data published by organizations, specifically focusing on public administrations. Open data are especially useful in e-Government initiatives but their exploitation is currently hampered to end users by the lack of user-friendly access methods. On the other hand, current UX in social networks have made people used to chatting. Building on cognitive technologies, we prototyped a chatbot on top of the OpenCantieri dataset published by the Italian Ministero delle Infrastrutture e Trasporti, and we argue that such a model can be extended as a generally available access method to open data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Porreca
    • 1
  • Francesco Leotta
    • 1
  • Massimo Mecella
    • 1
  • Stavros Vassos
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tiziana Catarci
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Automatica e Gestionale Antonio RubertiSapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly
  2. 2.HelviaAthensGreece
  3. 3.HelviaTallinnEstonia

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